Joel, thanks for your clarification.
> > Fred: > > If two worlds within this everything are contradictory or not > > consistent with each other, with no common ground, how exactly do > > they interact? > > Well I believe the universe is strictly local and completely homogeneous at > the bottommost layer. So even though two worlds/cosmoses may be very far > apart, eventually the information from one will reach the other. There they > will interact, although the result may be completely unexpected from > anything that was happening in the two worlds when they were apart, and > their inhabitants may be long since gone. > Perhaps you are saying all worlds have some commonality eventually? Such as the program you mention below? > > I imagine all possible programs for all possible universes. If there > > were a single program running the whole show, I would ask, why that > > program? > > Because that one program runs all the others. All the others are embodied > by the larger computation. > > Any program that instantiates "all programs" should be as good as any other, > don't you think? All of these superprograms souuld be equivalent, since > they all do exactly the same thing. Yes? > > > As I mentioned in my reply to scerir, we can't avoid self-referential > > problems, however, if we try to represent or describe ourselves. > > But if we are merely three-dimensional bit sequences - 3D movies, then all > we have to do is find a program that generates our movie. But instead of > looking for our particular movie, it's easier to find the program that > generates all movies... which must necessarily also generate ours. I don't > see any problem with that description. It's all bits. > > Joel > Sounds like you are going after some magic program that generates all possible programs. Would this program be a logical necessity in and of itself? That is, must it necessarily exist? Or would it just happen to exist? Fred